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November 2018


November 10 @ 7:30 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

The magnificent Mic Conway is celebrating 50 years in the music business with a late 2018 tour. This ARIA award winning performer has sung, danced, juggled and performed magician on the Wauchope Arts stage too many times to count. Irreverent and shameless, Mic’s show with Robbie Long features unusual and idiosyncratic tunes is musical, delightful and underscored by his wicked sense of humour. Local musician Ruth Allen will open the show. Come along and help Mic celebrate 50 years of…

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Acoustic Club – Matilda St Gallery

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Matilda Street Art Gallery,
26 Matilda Street, Macksville,
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Music, poetry and philosophy

November 4 @ 1:00 pm
Kendall PhiloMusica @ Kendall School of Arts,
Comboyne Street, Kendall NSW 2439,
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The last Kendall PhiloMusica Concert for 2018 will be presented on Sunday November 4 at 2 pm at the Kendall School of Arts and features a poetry and music salon. Australian poet Luke Fischer will read from his latest collection of poems. Jeanell Carrigan (piano) and Goetz Richter (violin) will be joined by the brilliant young French Horn player Andrew London to perform an afternoon of chamber music, including Johannes Brahms‘ well known Horn Trio and music by Debussy, Janacek…

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October 2018

The Acoustic Club Community Music

October 27
Mylestom Hall,
18-20 River street, Mylestom,
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The Acoustic Club returns to Mylestom Hall on Saturday 27th October. 18-20 River Street Mylestom. FREE event, BYO drinks & food. Bring the family. Starts at 6pm.

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$25; $20 W/Arts members

The String Contingent

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

The String Contingent combine diverse musical backgrounds in Celtic, classical, jazz and pop into a melodic, evocative and timeless musical style. Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass) and Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar) share an approach to music that showcases their individuality and produces a joyful balance of precision and refinement. Equally comfortable on a festival stage or playing for an intimate crowd, their camaraderie shines through each performance, as does their extraordinary musicianship and skill. 2017 saw the…

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$10 adults, $5 children.


October 21 @ 2:00 pm - October 28 @ 4:30 pm
Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club; St Johns Anglican Church Taree,
Parkes Street Tuncurry; Victoria Street Taree, Tuncurry and Taree,

Manning Valley U3A choir, the Silver Tones Singers, present their annual charity concert, the Magic of Melody, in Tuncurry on Sunday, October 21, at the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club, and in Taree on Sunday, October 28, in St Johns Anglican Church. Both run from 2 – 4.30 pm. Proceeds from the concerts will be shared by Great Lakes Womens Shelter and the Samaritans Great Lakes Manning Homeless Support Service. The diverse program ranges from Blue Moon and Climb Ev’ry Mountain…

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Tickets sold at the door - $15 Adult $5 Child

A Violin for Rose – Fundraiser

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St John's Anglican Church,
2 McLean Street, Coffs Harbour,
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A fundraising recital for 1 hour featuring the talented violinist Rose Light and the amazing pianist Mei Wei Lim. This is a fundraiser for purchasing an advanced violin for Rose. All are welcome.  Tickets sold at the door – $15 Adult $5 Child www.helproseplayviolin.com For further information phone: 0406 112 639

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The Song Circle- New choir first session

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Innes Lake Community Centre,
166 The Ruins Way, Port Macquarie, New South Wales Australia

Term 4 this year sees the start of a new local community choir. A non-auditioned, daytime women’s choir, rehearsing in Port Macquarie and bringing some more sing-y goodness to the world. The choir will be facilitated by local muso, singer and singing teacher Rose Wilson. ‘The Song Circle’ will sing uplifting and engaging ccapella music, commencing in Port Macquarie on Friday October 19 this year. The vision for the choir is for it to be a warm, safe and welcoming…

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$25; $20 W/Arts Members and full-time students

An evening with Angus Gill, John Kruslja and Chris Matthews

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Wauchope’s Angus Gill, Nundle’s John Kruslja and Kununurra’s Chris Matthews are bringing their considerable strengths and talents together for a week of shows throughout NSW. Their appearance at Wauchope Arts Hall will be a night of unforgettable stories, songs and musicianship. The boys will present the evening in the classic ‘Songwriters In The Round’ style, where each artist goes song for song. These larrikins and great mates can easily hold their own individually, but together – LOOK OUT! The Wauchope…

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Manning Valley Concert Band Centenary of ANZAC Concert

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Manning Entertainment Centre,
Manning Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

The Manning Valley Concert Band under the direction of Mr. Roger Griffiths will continue their 2018 Concert Series with “A Centenary of ANZAC Concert” at the Manning Entertainment Centre on the Sunday 7th October this year. Tickets are $20.00. The program will include guest appearances by George Hoad, songbird Jodi Cooper and the amazing vocals of Michael Standen. Join us for this very special commemoration event and hear a new work by young composer Mitchell Brown written especially for this…

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$25 adult; $20 members/concess; $15 student

Bush Gothic – rattling the bones of our convict past

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
St Thomas' Anglican Church,
Hay St,, Port Macquarie NSW 2444,

This special concert is a creative, community collaboration between Wauchope Arts, St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Pt Macquarie-Hastings Council and Pt Macquarie Historical Museum. Bush Gothic band members Jenny M. Thomas, Dan Whitton and Chris Lewis revel in turning audience expectations about traditional music upside down. This most daring of bands performs songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. They lovingly rip apart the pre-conceived notions of Australian folk music and re-build songs…

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September 2018

Madame Butterfly (Melbourne City Ballet)

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jetty Theatre,
337 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

There won’t be a dry eye in the house when Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo takes audiences on a journey to Japan with the classical ballet Madame Butterfly. Madame Butterfly follows a young Japanese girl called Cho-Cho (nicknamed Butterfly) as she marries US Naval Officer Pinkerton only to have him depart for the Americas. As the years pass Butterfly awaits his return with hope, refusing any new suit but her Pinkerton. It is only upon Pinkerton’s return that Butterfly realise their…

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Adults $30, school students $15.

Craven Creek Concerts 2018

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - September 23 @ 4:15 pm
274 Craven Creek Rd, Rookhurst (near Gloucester),

The renowned concerts at Craven Creek turn six in 2018. The biggest yet with eight players filling the stage at the Old Barn at Kingfisher on Craven Creek Road. Musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and those currently with the Australian Opera and Ballet Opera will perform. 2-4-6-8 Strings will see duets, quartets, a sextet and the famous and wonderful Mendelssohn Octet in E Flat Major. Not to be missed.

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$20 Adults; $10 School Children

Hastings Choristers Jazzin’ It Up Concert

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cape Ballroom Sails Resort,
20 Park Street, Port Macquarie,

Hastings Choristers are Jazzin’ It Up with Reds Quintet and other talented locals at Sails Resort’s Cape Ballroom on Thursday September 20 at 6.30 pm. Come along, enjoy a glass of wine or two and have a fun night of toe-tapping, light, bright music.

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A Night of Music, Song & Dance

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cavanbah Centre,
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Come along and enjoy a rare opportunity to see and hear the Bellingen Big Band perform in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy the big sound and huge repertoire of music you know and love with plenty of opportunity to dance the night away. This is a joint fundraiser for the Coffs Coast Dragon Boat Club and the Bellingen Big Band. Bring your own drinks and snacks or pre purchase a nibbles platter when booking your ticket. When: Saturday 13 October Where: Cavanbah…

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$25:$20 members

Spirit of Bhakti

September 15 @ 8:00 pm
Wauchope Community Arts Hall,
oxley lane, Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446,

A sacred fusion of Western folk and Indian rhythms, Spirit of Bhakti is a unique trio, offering music to nourish the soul. These master musicians, each from different cultures, enjoy performing together as they each grow from the exchange, learning new techniques that make their music richer. Californian singer/songwriter Rebecca Bornstein presents her original compositions with soulful vocals and acoustic guitar. To this Menaka Thomas weaves a hauntingly beautiful pattern of ancient Indian melody, along with tabla master Shen Flindell…

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Bach in the Dark

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manning Regional Art Gallery,
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia

Rachel Scott is a well known cellist from Sydney who will again be performing at the Manning Regional Gallery on 15th September. This event is a fund raiser for the Friends of the Gallery. Tickets will be $25 which includes a free drink and light supper. In past years this event has been an enjoyable evening as Rachel is an excellent cellist and will be accompanied by Ben Gibson, composer and percussionist. Do not miss this exciting event!

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2018 Kendall National Violin Competition Finals

September 15 - 17
Various - Kendall

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$10 per person

Coffs City Choir Trivia Fundraiser

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boambee East Community Centre,
Bruce King Drive, Boambee East, Australia

This will be a great fun Trivia night with loads of prizes, raffles and songs from the choir. Tables of 8 – $10 per person. BYO drinks and nibbles. Please purchase in tables of 8. Single seat purchasers will be seated with other singles. A 30c booking fee applies. To book go to https://www.trybooking.com/XDYU or phone Cathy on 6658 1368. All proceeds go to Coffs City Choir Inc. This community choir sings for aged care units and at other community…

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B2M – Mamanta

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jetty Theatre,
337 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour,

Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound. Their show Mamanta – meaning ‘friend’ in Tiwi – presents a pumping RnB performance, Tiwi style! Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and…

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Julian Gargiulo Direct from Carnegie Hall

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Expect to revise any preconceived notions you have about classical music when internationally acclaimed Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo makes his Glasshouse debut, direct from Carnegie Hall! The man with the fro-like mane wanted to be a rock star when he was a kid but grew up to become a classical pianist instead. But, as he says, his hair kept dreaming. Described as “Saturday Night Live with a piano”, Julian will hold you spellbound as he takes you through a stunning…

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Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz – A Taste of Brazil

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuncurry Memorial Hall,
Point Rd, Tuncurry,

‘A Taste of Brazil’ for Tuncurry Sydney-based duo “Salleh & Strazz” will be providing a musical taste of Brazil at Tuncurry Memorial Hall on Sunday 9 September. Enjoy beautiful bossa nova, exciting samba and mellow jazz. You will also be charmed by their original songs, such as the APRA award-winning “Mandela”. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Tuncurry Memorial Hall Renovate and Renew Fund. Beyond ‘The Girl from Ipanema’, come on a deeper journey into…

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$25 adults, $20 concession and $10 children

BCU Night at the Opera

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - September 9 @ 2:00 pm
Jetty Theatre,
corner of Edinburgh St and Harbour Drive, Coff Harbour,

Coffs Harbour City Orchestra will perform some of your favourites from the world of opera, conducted by Tim Egan. The Orchestra will be joined by soprano Bernadette Fisher and baritone John Greene for some items. There are two concerts: Saturday 8 September 7pm and Sunday 9 September 2pm matinee, both at the Jetty Theatre in Coffs Harbour. The event is sponsored by BCU and tickets are ON SALE NOW from the Jetty Theatre Box Office or on line from www.jettytheatre.com.…

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Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz – “Afro Brazilian Jazz Moods” in Bellingen

September 8 @ 7:00 pm
5 Church Street Bellingen,
5 Church Street, Belingen, NSW,

“The virtuosity is dazzling” – Melbourne Age “Unaffected, Warm-hearted” – Sydney Morning Herald “To die for … Exquisite, uplifting, enchanting” – Troubadour Club The synergetic duo Anna Salleh and Guy Strazz will be performing at 5 CHURCH ST, Bellingen on Saturday 8 September. Many will remember dancing in the streets to Anna Salleh and band’s sell out performance at 5 Church Street a few years back. Since then, Anna has teamed up with guitar master Guy Strazz – renown for…

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